I know it's awful. Have you ever told horrible lies to your children?
Before anybody gets upset and starts berating me as a bad mother for telling her this, I'm also the kind of mom that when my kids are in the car they inevitably ask me where we're going and i inevitably reply, " I'm taking you guys to the dump so I can go to Walmart and buy some new kids." My kids understand my humor and gave a pretty developed sense of humor themselves. Even the five year old.